NOAA Science Camp


Summer 2023 Update:

Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate our way back to in-person programming. Unfortunately, due to capacity challenges, we have decided NOT to offer our general NOAA Science Camp programs in 2023. We hope to be back to our traditional offerings in the summer of 2024. In the mean time, please check our website this spring for more information about finding us out on the beach during a few of our summer low tides.


In 2021, we brought a Summer of Virtual Fun activities! All webinars and activities are archived and available for viewing at the links below.

Oceans of Change

What is global climate change and how do scientists study it? How are changes in the atmosphere and in the ocean affecting marine organisms? What impact does a changing climate have on communities, and how can we prepare for an increase in storms, rising sea levels, and the impacts of a warming ocean? This virtual week-long session focused on the critical work that NOAA scientists do to study the impacts of a changing climate. Check out our archived content. 

Whale of a Time

How do studying the food habits or sounds of marine mammals help scientists learn more about them? How do researchers collect data in the field, or make discoveries in the lab? How does all of the work that NOAA does help to protect these important species, and more importantly, what can YOU do to help? Check out the many tools NOAA scientists use to study and learn more about marine mammals.

Held at NOAA’s Seattle Sand Point facility each July, NOAA Science Camp offers hands-on science-learning opportunities for middle and high school students.

Middle School Science Camp

Students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade engage in fun, hands-on activities that explore the mysteries of our oceans and atmosphere.

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Mini-Session

Learn to build a mini-ROV with experts in this new two-day mini-session.

High School Junior Leadership Program

During this two-week program, students entering 9th through 12th grades work alongside NOAA scientists and camp staff to build skills in communicating science concepts, leading activities, and more.